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Usage examples for auctioneer

  1. No one would rise above that, Harney was sure, and quietly waited until the bids were far between, and the auctioneer still dwelling upon the last, seemed waiting expectantly for something. – Bad Hugh by Mary Jane Holmes
  2. For he had hoped to be an auctioneer – The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) Last Updated: February 18, 2009
  3. The auctioneer acknowledged the bid and proceeded to urge his audience on to higher flights. – Kent Knowles: Quahaug by Joseph C. Lincoln
  4. Every public auctioneer handled slaves along with other property, and in each city there were brokers, buying them to sell again, and handling them on commission. – The American Empire by Scott Nearing
  5. He told me but this day, that he had frequently known the air filled with shrieks of anguish for a whole mile around the spot, where, under the hammer of the auctioneer the members of a family were undergoing an endless separation from each other. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  6. The principal Baptist preacher owned and hired out one hundred slaves; took them himself to the public mart, and acted as auctioneer in disposing of their services. – Half a Century by Jane Grey Cannon Swisshelm
  7. I happily turned into Chancery Lane and asked Mr. Lumley to buy my beautifully- bound 'Tasso' and 'Don Belleanis of Greece, ' a small quarto black- letter romance, which I had bought of an auctioneer in Gainsboro', who knew nothing of its value. – Curiosities of Impecuniosity by H. G. Somerville
  8. Mr. Bobby is going to act as auctioneer – The Box with the Broken Seals by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  9. Not that the fact of swearing any number of oaths, whether true or false, troubled them much- but he was " gone," as the auctioneer cries, before they could touch him on the shoulder. – Caught in a Trap by John C. Hutcheson
  10. They included two or three budding lawyers, a young engineer, a banker, a doctor, two embryo hotel managers, an auctioneer and one or two journalists; and, as I have mentioned before, my artist friend Cynicus. – Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland by Joseph Tatlow
  11. I was impressed by their importance, for they were quite what would be described by an auctioneer or agent as " most desirable family mansions, approached by a carriage drive ... – A Holiday in the Happy Valley with Pen and Pencil by T. R. Swinburne
  12. " I'm bid one hundred twenty- five," cried the auctioneer as a young, bow- legged cowboy raised Pete's bid. – The Ridin' Kid from Powder River by Henry Herbert Knibbs
  13. His father was an auctioneer – The Delectable Duchy by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  14. They all fell in 1789 before the hammer of the auctioneer – The Great Book-Collectors by Charles Isaac Elton and Mary Augusta Elton
  15. He had his five dollars still in his pocket, and when the first horse was brought out, the auctioneer raised his hammer and shouted in loud tones: " How much am I offered for this horse?" – The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come by John Fox
  16. The auctioneer was in plain sight above the heads of the crowd, and the horses were led out one by one from the stable. – The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come by John Fox
  17. The first gleam of pleasure which had visited his dark soul for twenty years was the sight of Solomon's countenance when, on the sixth day's sale, the auctioneer gave out that lot 970 had been withdrawn. – Bred in the Bone by James Payn
  18. Then the auctioneer announced that bids for the " high field," that is, any number above five hundred and ninety- four, were in order. – Kent Knowles: Quahaug by Joseph C. Lincoln
  19. He sent her back a line directly: Auctioneer running you up himself. – A Simpleton by Charles Reade
  20. I only- Eleven pounds I am offered, gentlemen, shouted the auctioneer – Kent Knowles: Quahaug by Joseph C. Lincoln

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